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About Us

What We Do

CFE is a specialist engineering company whose core capabilities are the specification, design and building of fabrications from elastomers. Offering a complete service from conception to manufacture. Our products vary from lightweight to hundreds of kilograms.

We have the equipment, materials knowledge, design proficiency and a highly experienced and skilled team able to deliver the standard of service expected by technically demanding customers. Our considerable experience in the design and manufacture of elastomeric products has established a worldwide reputation in the field – many of our clients are international.

Why CFE?

Engineers come to Checkmate because our extensive knowledge of engineering and allied industries means we work in partnership with like-minded professionals looking for innovation, integrity and long-term value.

Clients include the UK MOD, Government Research Establishments and international shipping companies, and NATO forces. We welcome your enquiry and will always discuss projects in confidence.

Our History

CFE is steeped in history, with our origins dating back to 1890. The company was incorporated as Avon Fabrications, a subsidiary company of Avon Rubber. In 1999 the company became part of the Checkmate Group based in the UK, and renamed Checkmate Flexible Engineering.

CFE take pride in its extensive knowledge and expertise that spans over a century, and continue to lead where others follow. This has been recognised with the honour of being granted the Queen’s Award for innovation along with many other prestigious industry accolades.